Dennis Golding takes over MAG&M’s façade for Sydney WorldPride 2023. As an artist, Golding pursues a critical view of social, political and cultural representations of Aboriginal Australian history and contemporary experiences. Often referencing science-fictional narratives through the visual motif of the cape, Golding explores relationships between figures of popular culture such as superheroes and Australian colonial histories.
In these photographs, the artist depicts a gaze of a gaze, provoking the viewer to understand the impacts of colonisation and disruptions to Country, people and culture. Golding challenges the categorical boundaries from Indigenous and non-Indigenous markings and of country and experiences that are often led by difference of race, culture, social class, and histories.
Acknowledgement of Country
Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.
We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.